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Step by Step method to create a process chain in SAP BI

HI There,

I'm new to SAP BI, can anyone pleas explain me why we need to use Process Chains in a simpler way?

Also it would be great if someone can give me step by step description for creating process chain. I've seen couple of PDF files but they confusing me more then clearing my doubts. Appreciate your time and thanks in advance.

Vandana

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Edited by: Pravender on May 4, 2011 3:57 PM

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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 09:31 AM

    Hi Vandana,

    1.Go to RSPC tcode ->(F5) create ->It will ask for process chain name ->then it will ask for start variant

    2.If you have no start variant pre created then create new one (at right side there will be a paper symbol for that ).Every process chain has one and only one start variant that is to set scheduling option etc .When you will create a new one you will go to a screen where you have scheduling option .

    3.a) Direct scheduling ->to start execution immediately

    b) start using meta chain or API ->chains which run at specific time (day ,month etc or after some specific event ). save your settings and go back .click check symbol for final creation of start variant.

    4.Now at left screen you have chain symbol (process types) .when you will click on that you will have all the process lists .

    5.You can select process as per your requirement and connect different processes together.Each process is a different event (ex : load DTP ,Infopackage ,ABAP program ,AND ,Interrupt ).You cna do detailed study for that .

    6.After adding all processes activate (ctrl+F3) and execute .

    7.After that you can check logs (shift+F1) .you can see todays log ,yesterday and today etc .For details of every process execution right click on process and see display variant .

    Hope this will be helpful for basic startup.you can further read thoroughly on each process .

    Regards,

    Jaya

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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 06:57 AM
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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 09:37 AM

    Hi Vandana ,

    • Use of process chain is automation .

    In BI where we need data updation at regular interval for analysis and reporting we have PC chain to make whole process simpler .Inspite of doing things one by one we make a process chain have all the steps and trigger it only .

    • This saves time and also the sequence of events is sometime very important so process chain have lots of functionality that make whole task very very simple .We don't need to repeat every event and just need to trigger process chain .

    Mostly process chain schedule automatically .

    *In production system where data is very critical we can't miss any step and triggering of loads at right time in right manner is very important so PC is what make this simpler by combining various events into one or two jobs .

    Hope this will be helpful .

    Regards,

    Jaya

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